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Noun: level  le-vul
  1. A position on a scale of intensity, amount or quality
    "a high level of care is required";
    - degree, grade
  2. A relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    "lumber of the highest level";
    - grade, tier
  3. A specific identifiable position in a continuum, series or especially in a process
    "a remarkable level of frankness";
    - degree, stage, point, phase, phasis
  4. Height above ground
    "the water reached ankle level"; "the pictures were at the same level"
  5. Indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centred in a tube of liquid
    - spirit level
  6. A flat surface at right angles to a plumb line
    "park the car on the level";
    - horizontal surface
  7. An abstract place usually conceived as having depth
    "a good actor communicates on several levels";
    - layer, stratum
  8. A structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
    "what level is the office on?";
    - floor, storey, story
Verb: level (levelled,levelling, or [US] leveled,leveling)  le-vul
  1. Aim at
    "level criticism or charges at somebody"
  2. Destroy (a building or buildings) so as to make nearly level the ground
    "When a force occupies an enemy fortress, it may level the fortifications";
    - raze, rase, dismantle, tear down, take down, pull down, flatten
  3. Make level or straight
    "level the ground";
    - flush, even out, even
  4. Direct into a position for use
    "It is important to look through the scope for some vertical or horizontal reference and to consciously level your gun";
    - charge, point
  5. Talk frankly with; lay it on the line
    "I have to level with you"
  6. Become level or even
    - level off
Adjective: level  le-vul
  1. Having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another
    "acres of level farmland";
    - flat, plane
  2. Not showing abrupt variations
    "spoke in a level voice"; "she gave him a level look";
    - unwavering
  3. Being on a precise horizontal plane
    "a billiard table must be level"
  4. Oriented at right angles to the plumb
    "the picture is level"
  5. Of the score in a contest
    "the score is level";
    - tied, even

Derived forms: levels, levelled, leveled, levelling

See also: draw, equal, even, high, horizontal, intense, low, mild, steady

Type of: aim, altitude, change surface, construction, destroy, destruct, direct, height, indicator, place, property, rank, speak, spifflicate [Brit, informal], spiflicate [Brit, informal], state, structure, surface, take, take aim, talk, train, uncreate [literary]

Part of: building, carpenter's level, edifice, surveyor's level

Encyclopedia: Level, Ohio